Matthew Barber

Matthew Barber and Jill Barber - The Family Album (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 5, 2016
Matthew Barber and Jill Barber - The Family Album (2016)

Matthew Barber and Jill Barber - The Family Album (2016)
Indie Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:41:42 | 101 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Outside Music | Release Year: 2016

Those family albums inspired the title of the record you are holding in your hands or playing on your stereo right now. It’s something that has, in a way, been a lifetime in the making - even if it was just an idea to file away for the future. We may not have come from a musical family but we’ve made it a musical family, and a brother and sister who love to sing together really ought to make a record. An incredibly talented group of musicians and sound engineers enabled us to realize our vision and have a great time doing it, and the result is the album now before you: The Family Album. We hope you enjoy it.

Jill Barber - For All Time (2006)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Feb. 8, 2015
Jill Barber - For All Time (2006)

Jill Barber - For All Time (2006)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 42:11 | 97 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Folk | Label: Baudelaire

At first listen, Halifax, Nova Scotia-based singer/songwriter Jill Barber sounds like merely the latest in a lineage that stretches back at least as far as her fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell. Her debut album For All Time is a familiar blend of folk, country, soft rock, and occasional torchy jazz influences, along with one oddball ringer, the Melanie-style Tin Pan Alley throwback (complete with tootling clarinet!) "When I'm Makin' Love to You." That playful tune is an early indication that Barber isn't interested in being just the next Norah Jones, and closer listens reveal a stronger talent…
Chris Barber's Jazz Band - The Original Copenhagen Concert, Odd Fellow Palaeet, 1954 (1995)

Chris Barber's Jazz Band - The Original Copenhagen Concert, Odd Fellow Palaeet, 1954 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 311.14 Mb + 34.16 Mb (Scans) | 69:07
Dixieland | Label: Storyville Records (STCD 5527)

In 1954, trombonist Chris Barber became a full-time bandleader, and he has had his own group ever since. The original unit, one of the first English trad bands, is well featured on a wide-ranging show at this concert, which has been reissued along with three previously unreleased tracks on a 1995 Storyville CD. The Barber band (with trumpeter Pat Halcox, clarinetist Monty Sunshine, who is showcased on "St. Philip Street Breakdown," and Lonnie Donegan on banjo, guitar and vocals) was more primitive than it would become, often looking at the time toward George Lewis' group for inspiration. A change of pace is heard on two selections that have Donegan singing folk songs ("Over In the New Burying Ground" and "Leavin' Blues") with Barber forming a duet by switching to bass. A historic release, although there are better Chris Barber CDs currently available.

Kathleen Sorbara - Matthew Comer Photoshoot  Girls

Posted by nrg at Oct. 5, 2017
Kathleen Sorbara - Matthew Comer Photoshoot

Kathleen Sorbara - Matthew Comer Photoshoot
14 jpg | up to 1000*1500 | 2.34 MB
American model

Amanda - Matthew Dickstein Photoshoot 2017  Girls

Posted by nrg at Sept. 30, 2017
Amanda - Matthew Dickstein Photoshoot 2017

Amanda - Matthew Dickstein Photoshoot 2017
10 jpg | up to 1280*1861 | 2.5 MB
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Jill Barber - Fool's Gold (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 23, 2017
Jill Barber - Fool's Gold (2014)

Jill Barber - Fool's Gold (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 177.13 Mb | 31:54 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Country: Canada | Label: Outside Music (23339-9092-2)

There has been something of a renaissance of what I like to call chanteuse style vocalists, women who borrow from jazz and romantic torch singers of the past in their style. That got a boost back in 2002 with Norah Jones' first album, and there have also been notable recordings by kd lang, Madeleine Peyroux, Judith Owen, and numerous others. They vary in their approach. Some apply their creative energy to adapting the songs of others, while some are singer-songwriters in their own right. Some take a more contemporary direction while others are decidedly retro their sound.

Mercedes Edison - Matthew Comer Photoshoot 2015  Girls

Posted by nrg at Sept. 22, 2017
Mercedes Edison - Matthew Comer Photoshoot 2015

Mercedes Edison - Matthew Comer Photoshoot 2015
15 jpg | up to 1500*1000 | 2.01 MB
American model
Steven Prutsman, Marin Alsop - Barber: Piano Concerto, Medea's Meditation & Dance of Vengeance (2002)

Steven Prutsman, Marin Alsop - Barber: Piano Concerto, Medea's Meditation & Dance of Vengeance (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:32 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559133

This disc is another installment in the Naxos Barber series, conducted by Marin Alsop. It has some interesting, little-heard music: Die Natalie, variations on Christmas carols, and the Commando March. Both show Barber's versatility and Die Natalie contains some deft counterpoint as Barber creates some remarkable music on those themes. The Piano concerto is well played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the soloist, Stephan Prutsman.
James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)

James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:20 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559044

While Gil Shaham's interpretation of Barber's violin concerto may have been more soulful, or David Zinman's interpretation of his Music for a Scene From Shelley more dramatic, no one would say that James Buswell's interpretation of the concerto is anything less than heartfelt or that Marin Alsop's interpretation of the Shelley music is anything less than affecting.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Manfred Honeck - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - Barber: Adagio (2017)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Manfred Honeck - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - Barber: Adagio
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:13 min | 238 MB
Label: Reference Recordings | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

In his fascinating and scholarly music notes, Maestro Honeck gives us great insight into the history of both pieces, and describes how he conducts and interprets each. He reminds us that Joseph Stalin's Soviet government was offended by Shostakovich's previous works.